Have Fun, Plant a Tree, and Conserve Energy!
There’s no better time to plant a tree than this spring, in celebration of Earth Day! Boulder County’s EnergySmart Program, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, is offering a limited number of heavily-discounted trees to residents beginning April 22. By planting a tree in the right place around your home, you can reduce energy consumption by up to 20% each year. The benefits don’t stop at cost savings; trees improve air quality, reduce your carbon footprint, increase storm water filtration, and provide an urban cooling effect for your community and generations to come!
- Over 600 trees available on a first-come, first-served basis
- Choose from 5 different tree species options
- $25 per tree – 1 tree per household
- 2 pickup events – Boulder & Longmont
- This offer ends May 8 2019 or while supply lasts, so reserve your tree today!
Visit www.arborday.org/bouldercounty to reserve your tree today!
NOTICE OF HIGHWAY CLOSURE
2-hour CO119 Closures Begin Tomorrow
Wednesday, April 17, through Friday, April 19, rock removal activities will result in a full closure of CO119 – Boulder Canyon Drive; for 2 hours at a time, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
During the 2-hour closure the Canyon will be closed from Nederland (near Hurricane Hill) to the Boulder City limits (CO119 and Arapahoe Drive). The rock removal work will occur between mile post 39-41. The closure areas will be monitored by Boulder County Sheriff and traffic control flaggers. Access to personal property within the canyon will be allowed to local residents between Nederland and Fourmile Canyon.
The Boulder Canyon Trail, from Boulder Canyon trail head to the Fourmile Canyon trail head, will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Boulder Canyon Creek, that is adjacent to the highway, will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The 2-hour long full closures of CO119, Boulder Canyon Drive, have NOT started – when they do, you can receive notices of the Boulder Canyon full closures via SMS text.
You can subscribe to the texting alert service by texting the word canyon to 313131 .
Frequently Asked Questions About the Texting Service
If I sign up for the texting alerts, will I still receive emails from the Public Information Team?
Yes, we will continue to send out emails in advance of the full and partial closures. If all you need are the full closure alerts, you can send us an email to be removed from the email list.
Will the texting service tell me about ALL of the closures in the canyon?
The text alerts will only let you know specifically about the 2-hour long, full closures of CO119.
How will I know if I have successfully signed up?
When you text the word canyon to the number 313131, you will receive a confirmation text message letting you know that you are signed up.
If you do not receive a text back from us within 5 minutes, please try checking your text message, and sending the message again.
What is the cost to sign up for the text alerts?
Signing up for the service is provided at no additional cost to you. Depending on your phone plan, you may incur message and data rate fees to receive the text alerts.
To minimize the messaging fees we will keep the text messages short.
How often should I expect to receive text alerts?
We plan to send a text once a day, on the day before a closure is planned. Some text alerts may be sent on Sundays to let you know about rock blasting planned on Monday. We also plan to use this service to communicate unplanned emergency closures.
How long will I receive text alerts?
The rock blasting on CO119 is scheduled from mid-April through August of 2019.
We plan to keep the text alert service through August 2019.
If I sign up for text alerts, how do I turn them off?
Just send a text that says “STOP canyon” to 313131. You’ll receive a one-time opt-out confirmation text.
Please don’t text and drive.
Let us know if you have additional questions about the texting service.
Nederland Community Center and Fitness Place will close early Wednesday April 10th at 5:30 pm. All classes and activities are cancelled this evening.
Rain has begun to change to snow in the northern part of Xcel Energy’s service territory, from Ft. Collins and Greeley, down I-25, in Boulder and in the foothills, where snow is falling at a very high rate. As of this update, no storm-related outages are reported. Snow is likely for the Denver metro area by 2pm and stronger wind gusts will occur around that time until early tomorrow morning.
Snow will continue to become more widespread and heavy this afternoon. Conditions are expected to deteriorate very quickly when the rain changes to snow. Roads will become snow- and slush-covered, leading to slippery conditions this afternoon and evening. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds gusts as high as 41 mph.
Xcel Energy’s crews, including additional personnel from around our system, are in place as we continue to monitor conditions. Updates, as necessary.
- If you have an outage, please call it in at 800-895-1999
- Stay away from downed power lines
- If the snow or a tree takes down the electric service line that comes to your home, you will need to hire an electrician to repair it
- Keep snow drifts clear of gas meters
- Xcel Energy storm information page:https://www.xcelenergy.com/storm_center/storm_updates
Update: Human remains found in Mud Lake Open Space near Nederland
Boulder County Colorado sent this bulletin at 04/08/2019 03:09 PM MDT